Sandpiper: Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

DECEMBER 2019 WWW.SANDPIPER.ORG.AU 1 Catholic Newspaper of the Sandhurst Diocese since 2004 Free Issue 174 • December 2019 SANDPIPER .org.au Pope Francis: ‘Get a nativity scene!’ INSIDE: 2...Bishop Shane Mackinlay’s Christmas Message 3...Meet the new Deans 4...St John of God Bendigo’s Advent Outreach 5...School friends for six decades reunite 6...Caritas’ Global Gifts 7...Catholic Mission needs donations for Sri Lanka 8...Sandhurst Dominican makes solemn profession 9...Australian Catholic Youth Festival & Jackson’s Column 10-11...MacKillop Art Exhibition 12...Pilgrimages: Camino de Santiago, Christus Rex and the Mystics of Europe 13...Adult Faith Formation: Isaiah in Advent 14-15...CatholicCare’s upcom- ing programs and guide to peaceful separated Christmas 16...Children’s Activities 17...Cathy Jenkins joins Catholic Education Sandhurst 18...Disability inclusion & fun liturgical recipes 19...New books and crossword 20...MenAlive weekend Feb2020 Pope Francis encourages all to have nativity scenes in a new letter. Read ‘On the Meaning and Importance of the Nativity Scene’ at www.Vatican.va > Apostolic Letters > Admirabile Signum

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